Longford in mourning following death of local teen

Aoife Carberry

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Aoife Carberry

Longford in mourning following death of local teen

News of the passing of local teenager Max Lewandowski yesterday, Thursday, has plunged the community of Longford into shock and mourning.

A first year student of Templemichael College, Max’s school community was today being comforted by Youth Workers, while the Attic Teen House have also opened their doors to the teen’s friends and family.

Speaking to the Leader, Foróige Regional Youth Officer, Jim Maher commended Templemichael College for their community support, and paid tribute to the “keen BMX-er”, who was a recent member of the Attic.

“The Attic is open all day today and tomorrow and possibly Sunday,” he explained. “On behalf of the Youth Workers here in Longford, we’re there to support any families that need it going forward.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Max’s family and the Longford community.”

The Attic is open today from 1:30pm to 5:30pm, and those who wish to can speak to the Youth Workers on site. They can be contacted at 043 33 36183.

Good2Talk Longford - 043 33 47477

Teenline - 1800 833 634 from 8 - 11pm each evening or text Teen to 50015

Childline - 1800 666 666